Sunday, 11 January 2015

SOUTH AFRICAN DIAMONDS AND TANZANIA TANZANITE

The Ayanda™ range of certified Tanzanite is exceptional in its colour, clarity and quality and is sourced directly from Tanzania. The Ayanda™ – The Queen of Tanzanite range often combined with diamonds, has introduced the rare and exquisite blue to deep violet stone to a market that is passionate about classic and contemporary design.
Tanzanite Ring Shimansky Jewelers ©

Friday, 9 January 2015

VINTAGE CARS TRAVEL SOUTH AFRICA

Cannot write a blog in good conscious, without including something for the alpha male adventurist and his never ending quest for performance; thus automobiles came to mind.   Now girls let’s sit tight and let the boys enjoy this ride because we’re going shopping next time I meet you here. 


In South Africa we love motor cars as much as our foreign visitors.  Therefore I’m going to suggest you stop at the Franschoek Motor Museum.  They have a collection of vehicles exceeding 220 - ranging from a 1898 Beeston motor tricycle to a 2003 Ferrari Enzo supercar - and more than 80 exhibits will be on view at any one time, displayed in four de-humidified halls with a total floor area of 2700 m², and presented in chronological order.  The museum is situated on the most photographed wine estate in all of South Africa called L’ormarines in the picturesque town of Franschoek, in the Western Cape Province.  Hence, you’re assured of getting triple the bang for your buck.


THE EXOTIC ISLAND OF MAURITIUS NEAR SOUTH AFRICA

The flying time from Johannesburg to the Island of Maurituius is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes.  Le Touessrok is on Trou d’Eau Douce bay, on the east coast of Mauritius, 50 minutes from the airport and the capital Port Louis.  The resort includes Ile aux Cerfs, with its Bernhard Langer championship Golf Course, and Ilot Mangénie, an island retreat exclusive to guests, both a short ride by private boat.

Le Touessrok Resort Maurituius Island

AN EXCEPTIONALLY TALENTED PAINTER AND SCULPTOR

Lionel Smit was born in Pretoria, South-Africa in 1982 today he lives and works in Cape Town; known for his large canvasses and unique sculptures.  Smit has been exhibiting locally and internationally for nearly 10 years.  Smit has a significant international following, with collectors ranging from European Investment Bank, Laurence Graff from Delaire Wine Estate to the Rand Merchant Bank.  

In 2009, Smit reached a pinnacle in his career when Christie’s Auction House, in London, used a photo of one of his paintings "African Girl" for the cover of an auction catalogue.  Incidentally, this piece of work on the auction sold for three times the reserve price.

© Lionel Smit - African Girl oil on canvas 2400mm X 1650mm pp

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Sunday, 4 January 2015

INTERIOR DESIGN BY PHASES AFRICA

ZEBRA DAY BED AT PHASES AFRICA
All our skins are sourced from government-controlled herd thinning - implemented to protect animals during times of drought. Here we used the best quality Zebra skin there is. This day bed is 4’.6" long 23.6(w) 17.7(h) with a stainless steel base.

AFRICA FURNITURE AND DECOR PHASES AFRICA.COM

WEB ALBUM - CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW SOME OF PHASES AFRICA'S PRODUCTS.  PLEASE BE PATIENT FOR IT MAY TAKE A FEW SECONDS TO DOWNLOAD.  ONCE YOU HAVE DOWNLOADED THE IMAGES YOU CAN CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE IT.  ALSO YOU CAN SELECT THE ARROWS ON EITHER SLIDE OF THE ENLARGE IMAGE FOR A SLIDE SHOW OPTION INSTEAD OF GOING BACK TO THE MAIN PAGE EACH TIME.  SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE SHOW.  Or visit our



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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

AFRICAN DECOR - A MASTER WOOD-TURNER

Wood-Turner Art African teak three-winged bowl 175H x 735Wmm Phases Africa
The following images are the sculptural forms by a world renowned artist residing in South Africa.  He recently received a first place award in an international wood-turning competition, held in the United Kingdom.  His work can be found in several international private and corporate collections and was featured in a bestselling coffee table book, together with thirty of the world’s top wood-turners.  The artist also strongly believes in supporting the less fortunate by raising funds, through his wood art, both locally and internationally.  Go to info@phasesafrica.com